Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

A set of discussion forums covering almost every conceivable cycling related topic.

Cycling Adventurer
The Cycling Adventurer has tossed in the structured life of an urbanite to explore the world by bicycle. A well-written site detailing how he came to cycling, and what he learned along the way.

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Bicycle touring journals from all over the world, including a couple of my own.

Johns Cycles

This is my LBS on the Gold Coast. While they cater more to the racing market, their service, advice and workmanship is the best on the coast.

St Kilda Cycles

Importers of all manner of things hard to find in Australia, including the legendary Schmidt hub dynamo & E6 lights.


Wonderings and wanderings out and about in Portland, Oregon, US

The Journey
The journey begins in Perth, Western Australia.

Lance Notstrong
The "other" Lance!

Ms Mittens
The Wired Cat on-line

Iron Gambit

Aussie Writer and Cycletourist
A blog chronicling the writing and cycling of a seaside baby boomer.

Up in Alaska
Jill's subarctic journal about ice, bears and distant dreams of the midnight sun.

The Kin Chronicles
Taking mediocrity to a new level of ordinary.

Riding and running with a vengeance.

London Cycling Diary
Pedalling across the capital since August 2005.

CouchPilot-2-BikePilot (Zin's cycling blog)
Living an adventurous life with Type-2-Diabetes.

The adventures of Crazy Biker Chick
... Including cycling, adventuring, cooking, knitting and ranting.

Redneck Espanol
The two wheeled Spanish redneck.

Treadly and me
"Work is something I do between riding my bicycle".

Womanist philosophy and theology. Cycling, climbing, art, single-motherhood and fire-twirling.

Adrian Fitch's random rambling.
A bit about cycling, a bit about genealogy, a bit about radio but mostly a lot about nothing at all.

Geo's big adventure
The life and times of Geo.

It's about the bike
Musings on the cycling life.

Various cycling tidbits.

Industry Outsider
A blog about bikes and stuff.

Tweed Coast Treadly
An old man's bicycle riding diary.

A cyclist's life in Tenerife
(Canary Islands).

Bike to work to live to bike
It's never too late to get back on the bike

Stupid Hurts
Just the random scribblings of a guy with a bicycle

I'm not drunk enough for this
Really, I'm not.

What can I say? Just read it.

Mozam's cycling adventures
A random collection of the things I like to do most, and mostly that is to ride my bikes, bicycles that is... My musings from competitive riding, long distance endurance to puttering around the neighborhood..

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Change of plans

It's now dawning on me that my plans to head to Minyon Falls for a weekend tour may not actually happen, this year at least. I am in training for the ASH Dash in early December, and I won't go in the middle of the Christmas school holidays because that's generally a bad time to do anything. This weekend should have been the perfect opportunity on paper, after all, the rain through the week would have made it just about the perfect time. As it was, I was paying $260 to visit a dentist yesterday morning.

Fortunately, the weekend wasn't all bad news. On Friday night, purely by chance I managed to get a ticket to see Sarah Blasko in Brisbane last night -- a show that I'd thought sold out a month ago. The show once again reaffirmed that she is a totally amazing performer. As I pointed out last time around, I have never seen anyone else whose voice can totally silence and mesmorise a crowd the way hers can. It really is amazing stuff.

It's often said that the barometer of a live musical performer is that they can sound as good live as they do on their recordings. However, Sarah actually manages to sound better at her concerts, so much so that after a couple of tracks, I found myself thinking "this is the only way to listen to music". It was shortly after this that she launched into the spine-tingling live rendition of All coming back. To put it simply, if you haven't heard that, why are you still alive?

About the only thing missing is that I don't have any pictures to post here. The website of the venue indicated that cameras weren't to be taken inside, which I naively believed. I soon realised that this wasn't the case at all. I didn't see a single camera confiscated all night, and Sarah didn't seem to mind because a lot of people were having their picture taken with her after the show. I had to settle for having a shirt signed.

Either way, I'll be keeping a close eye on her website so that I can be absolutely sure that I don't miss out next time around. It was only a bit of websurfing in 15 idle minutes on Friday night that prevented me from missing out this time.


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